New York in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 426 of 426

  • 2012-12-20 Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for $8 billion
  • 2013-07-16 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York
  • 2013-08-05 Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones
  • 2013-09-20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-11-03 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 2014-03-12 8 people are killed, 70 injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York

AgreementContract of Interest

2014-03-18 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson
  • 2014-06-13 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers in 5 games

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2014-11-03 New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks
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  • 2014-12-20 Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley kills 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn, New York, supposedly in revenge for the killing of Eric Garner, before killing himself

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2015-05-11 Record price for a work of art at auction: Picasso's The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’) sells for US$179.3 million at Christies in New York

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 2015-06-06 Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York
  • 2015-07-08 The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error
  • 2015-08-11 Largest ever outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York - 12 dead, with over 100 cases in the South Bronx
  • 2015-08-14 Most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed on Patrick Hardison by Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez at New York University Langone Medical Center
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings
  • 2015-12-17 Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is arrested on fraud charges in New York by the FBI
  • 2016-01-23 Category 5 blizzard delivers record 3ft of snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US, killing 55 and incurring estimated $500m - $3bn economic losses
  • 2016-02-05 Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal 81 million before a typo alerts authorities
  • 2016-04-22 Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
  • 2016-09-17 Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29
  • 2017-04-01 Chinese leaders announce plans to build city in Xiongan New Area, 3x size of New York
  • 2017-07-07 United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted in New York, without participation of nuclear countries

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2017-07-20 Elon Musk tweets he has "verbal government approval" to build 29 minute Hyperloop between New York and Washington D.C.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • 2017-09-25 Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in jail for sexting underage girl

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2017-10-05 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,406

  • 1920-07-12 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People), born in West Point, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1920-08-11 William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1920-08-31 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1920-09-23 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1920-10-22 Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno], American child actress (Huckleberry Finn, Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1920-10-24 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)

Person of interestGene Tierney

1920-11-19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1920-12-04 Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, born in Flushing, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920-12-18 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1921-01-12 John Henry Davis Jr, weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1921-04-21 Jack Fletcher, American actor (Calucci's Department, Once Upon a Mattress), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1990)

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

1921-05-05 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1921-05-25 Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • 1921-06-04 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921-06-22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-07-23 Calvert DeForest, American comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)

Person of interestAlex Haley

1921-08-11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1921-10-01 James Whitmore, American actor (The Shawshank Redemption, Give 'em Hell Harry), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

1921-11-22 Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1922-01-22 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • 1922-02-22 William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), born in South Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

Person of interestCarl Reiner

1922-03-20 Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor and writer (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner

Person of interestEileen Ford

1922-03-25 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1922-04-16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1922-06-23 Francis Thorne, American composer (Burlesque Overture), born in Bay Shore, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-28 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestJake LaMotta

1922-07-10 Jake LaMotta, American middleweight boxing champion (1949-51) (portrayed in Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestHoward Zinn

1922-08-24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (A People's History of the United States), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Historian and Activist Howard Zinn
Historian and Activist
Howard Zinn
  • 1922-08-29 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1922-09-08 Sid Caesar, comedian (Your Show of Shows), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1922-09-12 Ellen Demming, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1922-10-09 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-12-11 Peter Birch, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1923-02-28 Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), born in Highland Falls, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-03-12 Walter M Schirra Jr, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1923-04-23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923-04-30 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-06-08 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-07-18 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-08-06 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1923-08-06 William B Williams, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1923-10-12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-10 Harold Gould, American character actor (The Sting, The Golden Girls, Rhoda, Big Bus), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-24 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-03-28 Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1924-04-24 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1924-05-14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924-07-09 Leonard Pennario, American pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1924-07-16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestJames Baldwin

1924-08-02 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • 1924-08-31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-07 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-09-16 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1924-09-27 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1924-10-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1924-10-12 Doris Grau, American script supervisor, actress and voice artist (Point Blank, King Kong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1924-10-13 Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-11-26 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)

Person of interestShirley Chisholm

1924-11-30 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1924-12-05 George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-12-25 Rod Serling, writer and host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1975)

Person of interestRod Steiger

1925-04-14 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)

  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-04-19 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925-06-03 Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestBarbara Bush

1925-06-08 Barbara Bush, First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • 1925-06-09 Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief's War), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1925-06-21 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1925-06-23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-27 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter (Save the Last Dance for Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1925-06-29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1925-07-15 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1925-10-03 Gore Vidal, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), born in West Point, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-10-20 Art Buchwald, columnist and author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1925-10-30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American composer, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1925-11-17 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1925-11-24 William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)
  • 1926-01-06 Ralph Branca, American baseball player (pitched the “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-08 Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-01-14 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1926-03-05 Joan Shawlee [Fulton], American actress (Some Like It Hot, Prehistoric Women, Abbott & Costello Show), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1926-03-09 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-04-14 Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1926-04-23 J. P. Donleavy, American novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-05-08 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926-06-28 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-07-19 Helen Gallagher, American singer, dancer and actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestTony Bennett

1926-08-03 Tony Bennett, American singer (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), born in Queens, New York

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett

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